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"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

Ryan Gosling delivered a humorous performance as “Ken” in the “Barbie” movie. (Courtesy of Business Insider)

In defense of Ken

Kenley McClure, Staff Columnist February 19, 2024

The summer of 2023 was undeniably the summer of “Barbenheimer,” and immediately upon release, many eagerly awaited to see how the films would stack up come award season. However, the arrival of the...

Wake Forest students, specifically those in sororities who boast philanthropy, pretend to care about Pro Humanitate and creating positive change in the world, but what they actually like to do is tear others down for not being good enough in their eyes.

Greek life controls the social narrative at Wake Forest

Walker Newman, Staff Columnist February 18, 2024

Greek life dominates the social scene at Wake Forest — that is clear to the majority of students. The organizations suffocate any other conversations about campus life and general world news from happening...

Maybe Valentine’s Day would be more enjoyable if we reject every aspect of it that many of us  hate and feel obligated to do — instead, just tell the people you love that you appreciate them.

The case for romanticizing Valentine’s Day

Virginia Noone, Opinion Editor February 14, 2024

I always believed, on a fundamental level, that Valentine’s Day was a gimmick invented by card companies to line their pockets with the money of hopeless romantics. Besides it being a capitalistic holiday...

A school’s motto should be something that students and administration live by, not something they pull out to showcase.

Wake Forest should work to embody Pro-humanitate everyday

Walker Newman, Staff Columnist February 10, 2024

Wake Forest preaches pro-humanitate as its core value, defining it as “a calling to use our knowledge, talents and compassion to better the lives of others.” They use four annual events, among others,...

It is a detriment to collegiate sports as a whole if we continue to allow the same teams to be competitive every year.

NIL is Ruining Collegiate Sports

Jack Bissonnette, Contributing Columnist February 10, 2024

Due to his stellar performance, Reggie Bush won the 2005 Heisman Trophy, an award annually given to the best collegiate football player. During his short time at the University of Southern California (USC),...

To the Editor: WFU must not silence Palestinian voices

To the Editor: WFU must not silence Palestinian voices

Dean Franco, Wake Forest Faculty Member February 9, 2024

The University's written response to Feb. 5 actions in support of Palestinian life and freedom is appalling.  As the Old Gold & Black reported, an unnamed group placed hundreds of flags on the upper...

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Editorial: Youth activism remains important to our democracy

Editorial Committee February 9, 2024

The emphasis on young generations bringing about social change is deeply embedded into the history of America. From the Civil Rights and Vietnam Anti-War Movements sparking infamous demonstrations on college...

Although the validity of that characterization of our present times depends on one’s metrics, it is undeniably false that the Republican Party is universally committed to the equal application of criminal justice.

The fallacy of the Republican Party’s law and order politics

Jacob Graff, Senior Columnist February 9, 2024

Dating back to George H.W. Bush’s infamous 1988 racist “Willie Horton”' attack ad, throughout the Black Lives Matter movement and then the subsequent rise of the progressive prosecutor trend, the...

This policy resolves Wake Forest’s ongoing problem with grade inflation but also poses novel questions for the campus community regarding added pressures to perform.

Wake Forest’s new Latin honors policy was inevitable

Jacob Graff, Senior Columnist February 9, 2024

Wake Forest University is full of smart, capable students who are accustomed to academic perfection — that much is undeniable. Yet, the fact remains that Wake Forest and its students are not immune to...

A protest against police brutality is held in the street in Aurora, Colarado (2020) following the death of Elijah McClain that occured a year earlier. (Courtesy of Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

Is it time to repeal qualified immunity?

Carter McDonald, Contributing Columnist February 2, 2024

The Clash once famously asked, “Should I stay? Or should I go?” While the British punk rock band was referring to remaining in a relationship or moving on, the same question applies to the United States’...

Since March 2023, Trump has been charged with 91 felonies in four cases, including falsifying business records and inciting insurrection (Courtesy of Scott Olson/Getty Images).

American Democracy cannot sustain another Trump presidency

Alexandra Meier, Staff Columnist January 26, 2024

In Colorado and Maine, the state Supreme Courts barred former President Donald Trump from appearing on the primary ballots. Now, other states are following suit. In fact, Trump is facing legal challenges...

After his performance, Koy claimed that he would never host again (Courtesy of WireImage).

What was Jo Koy thinking at the Golden Globes?

Mattie Stillerman, Staff Columnist January 26, 2024

The 81st Golden Globes were held on Sunday, Jan. 7. Awkward silences repeatedly fell over the star-studded room due to jokes told by the event host, Jo Koy.   Koy is a 52-year-old popular comedian...

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